Chile celebrates after winning the championship match of the 2016 Copa America Centenario. — Reuters
Chile celebrates after winning the championship match of the 2016 Copa America Centenario. — Reuters

EAST RUTHERFORD: Holders Chile stunned Argentina to win the Copa America Centenario in a penalty shoot-out here Sunday as Lionel Messi’s title curse struck again.

Messi blazed a penalty over the bar in the shoot-out before Lucas Biglia missed to leave Chile’s Francisco Silva with the task of stroking home the winning spot-kick at the MetLife Stadium.

It was a carbon copy of last year’s Copa America final, also won by Chile on penalties after a goalless draw.